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Re: British Cars
« Reply #748 on: January 04, 2018, 08:30:27 PM »
it did in the u.s.a but I'm not sure about the uk I think Austin might lay claim to that
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« Reply #749 on: January 04, 2018, 09:51:27 PM »
Which factory was this carried out at?

If my memory is correct it would have been Pressed Steel Fisher.
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« Reply #750 on: January 04, 2018, 09:55:43 PM »
Cyclops headlight and double "A"s the bodies must have been made at Fisher and Ludlow. They were made for the American market but were unsuccessful, same with the A40 Sports ; these bodies were made by Jensen and built on A40 parts.
Hello ironside, I might be stating the obvious, so that is why it was called the Atlantic. It was for the American market. Had been thinking as many other were named after English counties I.e. Devon, Somerset, etc

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« Reply #751 on: January 04, 2018, 10:50:32 PM »
Jensen CV8. 1962-66.

Jensen CV8 red.jpg

The car was one of the fastest production four-seaters of its era. The Mk II, capable of 136 mph , ran a quarter mile in 14.6 seconds, and accelerated from 060 mph  in 6.7 seconds.

5.4L Chrysler V8 with 3spd Torqueflite auto transmission.
Fibreglass bodywork with aluminium door skins.
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« Reply #752 on: January 04, 2018, 11:35:53 PM »
Jensen CV8. 1962-66.

Jensen CV8 red.jpg

The car was one of the fastest production four-seaters of its era. The Mk II, capable of 136 mph , ran a quarter mile in 14.6 seconds, and accelerated from 060 mph  in 6.7 seconds.

5.4L Chrysler V8 with 3spd Torqueflite auto transmission.
Fibreglass bodywork with aluminium door skins.
Beautiful car, only once saw one of these in the flesh. In the mid 70's I had a friend out in Ullenall, just through Henley in Arden. Her dad had collection of cars, couple of Rollers, but two that stuck out for me were the Jensen and a couple of [censored]. I'm sure one of the [censored] had a similar head light configuration as the CV8 and one had a spot light in the grill. Never met her dad, always working, he had a Cash and Carry in town.

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #753 on: January 05, 2018, 10:39:34 PM »
Jowett Jupiter. 1950 -54.

JowettJupiter2.JPG

1500cc OHV Flat four.
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Re: British Cars
« Reply #754 on: January 05, 2018, 11:02:30 PM »
105E Ford Anglia.

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One of the worst cars I ever owned.
Dreadful vehicle.  >:(
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« Reply #755 on: January 05, 2018, 11:19:58 PM »
Took one of those Jenson to Heathrow once,they must have thought I was a millionaire going down the Motorway

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« Reply #756 on: January 05, 2018, 11:49:11 PM »
Took one of those Jenson to Heathrow once,they must have thought I was a millionaire going down the Motorway
My Dad, being an Auto Electrician at Jensens led to some owners taking the cheap option and coming round to our house when they had a problem. The neighbours must've been impressed, seeing those beauties parked outside our house. Me, an Army D&M instructor, came close to a change of underwear when the bonnet was lifted, even the air cleaner was bigger than our dustbin lid !

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« Reply #757 on: January 05, 2018, 11:52:17 PM »
Jowett Jupiter. 1950 -54.

JowettJupiter2.JPG

1500cc OHV Flat four.
Beautiful !
My only childhood recollection is the Jowett Javelin.

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Re: British Cars
« Reply #758 on: January 06, 2018, 10:30:04 PM »
Ford Consul Classic. 1961-63

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Early versions had the 1340cc engine and later models had the 1500cc engine.
Customers had the choice of column or floor change.

The bottom half of the car was a scaled down version of the US Ford Galaxie with a Lincoln Continental roofline.

And the Coupe version: Ford Consul Capri.

Ford Consul Capri.jpg

In February 1963 a GT version was announced. The new GT engine, developed by Cosworth, featured a raised compression ratio to 9:1, a modified head with larger exhaust valves, an aluminium inlet manifold, a four branch exhaust manifold and, most noticeably, a twin-choke Weber carburettor this being the first use of this make on a British production car.

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